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Olaf Groth

Professional Faculty, Haas School of Business

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Olaf Groth is a professional faculty member at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and professor of practice in global strategy, innovation & economics, digital & disruption futures at Hult International Business School, where he teaches across a global network of campuses in Berkeley, San Francisco, New York, London, Ashridge, Dubai and Shanghai.

He has 25 years of experience as an executive and adviser in innovation and tech-focused multinationals, startups, and consultancies. He is the Founder & CEO of Cambrian Futures and Cambrian Designs (, a member of the Global Expert Network for the 4th Industrial Revolution at the World Economic Forum, a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley’s Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) and its program Work in the Era of Intelligent Tools & Systems (WITS).

Groth is co-author of “Solomon’s Code: Humanity in a World of Thinking Machines,” and a frequent contributor to media outlets including Wired, The Financial Times, The Hill, Harvard Business Review (USA, Germany, France, Italia), California Management Review, Quartz, FOCUS, Die Zeit, World Economic Forum, Huffington Post, Peter Drucker Forum, Today’s CFO, Thunderbird International Business Review, World Financial Review, European Business Review, Roubini EconoMonitor, Duke CE Dialogue, NPR, ZDF, and ARD.

He holds PhD & MALD degrees in international affairs with business, economics and technology focus from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, MAIPS & BA degrees with economics focus from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

He studied negotiation at Harvard, trade economics at Georgetown, finance at Berkeley, strategic leadership at the Center for Creative Leadership.